Definition of Burton, Sir Richard in US English:

Burton, Sir Richard

proper noun

  • (1821–90), English explorer, anthropologist, and translator; full name Sir Richard Francis Burton. In 1858, he and John Hanning Speke were the first Europeans to see Lake Tanganyika. Notable translations: Arabian Nights (1885–88), Kama Sutra (1883), and The Perfumed Garden (1886).

Pronunciation

Burton, Sir Richard

/ˈbərtn//ˈbərtn/